GWR_LogoGlasgow Wood Recycling are currently recruiting for their next Making Wood Work programme starting on the 4th August 2015.  It is a BIG lottery funded employability programme aiming to work with those furthest away from the labour market, supporting them to overcome barriers and make progress towards employment.

Making Wood Work is a ten week programme consisting of a wide range of health and safety, wood working, recycling and customer care activities.  The programme is accredited by the National Community Wood Recycling Project and has been designed to help long term unemployed people gain the skills, confidence and experience they need to make progress towards sustainable outcomes in volunteering, training, education and employment.

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VictoriaParkBlaisePitchesAlmost a year after Glasgow City Council put the blaes pitches in Victoria Park up for rent, via Rydens Property Ltd, the Council has released the results of the consultation process designed to elicit opinions on proposals for the derelict blaes pitches at Victoria Park.

Almost 1500 people responded to the consultation. The results show people consider there to be pros and cons for all proposals but there appears to be less objection to the Friends of Victoria Park community orchard proposal.

A spokesperson for Friends of Victoria Park said, “We are heartened by the support the proposal received. Crucially we note the strong view emerging that suggests that the park must be open and available to everyone; and the disquiet that many people feel with what they see as the possible commercialisation of the Park.”

The full results are available as a PDF file on the Glasgow City Council consultation web portal.

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Kingsway_LogoKingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre are once again running a summer walking programme. The walks will take place on Wednesday afternoons with a few Wednesday evening walks too! Locations include Helensburgh & Rhu, New Lanark, Ardgarten and Mugdock.

Places are FREE, to book on any of the walks, call into the office at Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre, Block 50, Kingsway Court or call us on 0141 959 0129. You will need to bring your own snacks & drinks & appropriate clothing for all walks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Full programme here KingswaySummerWalks2015_Full

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Green Gym 6Note – Tue 28 Jul: change of activity – we will now be doing a litter pick and clean up along the cycle path as we believe that the Himalayan balsam has been sprayed with herbicide.

As part of the habitat management programme for the Greener Greenway from Whiteinch to Milton (NCN route 7), there will be a summer clean up session on Wednesday 29 July from 10am to 2pm (if you cannot stay until then, we are grateful for the time you give). Meeting point is 10am at Dock Street.

Note: change of meeting point – we will meet at the end of Greenlaw Road at the access point to the cycle path.

We will be joining forces with the volunteers from Sustrans Scotland and this will also include uprooting a big growth of Himalayan Balsam on the section between Renfrew/Yoker Ferry access path and Dock St.

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NCN7_LogoSTV Glasgow recently reported that Glasgow City Council have announced a £1.17m investment on cycling infrastructures across the region. Along with funding from Transport Scotland’s Cycling Walking and Safer Streets (CWSS) and UK charity Sustrans, the development will see more safe cycle routes rolled out throughout the city.

Sustrans will contribute £280,000 which will be used on a north-south cycle route in the city parallel to Buchanan Street, and the creation of a cycle link between Cardonald and the National Cycle Route 7 (NCN 7), a traffic-free route which runs from Sunderland to Inverness.

You can read more about this announcement on the STV Glasgow website.

The City Council are also currently consulting on their Strategic Plan for Cycling 2015-2025 – the deadline for responding is Fri 4 Sep 2015.

 

20150616_C2E_DRCET_PhotoPress release issued by Quality Scotland…

The hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers at Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust based on Balmoral Street in Scotstoun, has scooped the coveted Committed to Excellence award at the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence organised by Quality Scotland.

Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust secured its award for ‘maintaining a consistently high level of ‘best practice’ quality procedures within the scope of its business excellence strategy.’

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GCC logoGlasgow Council has unveiled a new strategic plan which will allow it to continue to meet its goal of being a world class city that is focused on economic growth and tackling poverty and inequality, as it prepares for the unprecedented financial challenge of the next two years.

The strategy will be delivered through a transformation programme which is being put in place to allow the Glasgow Council Family to become leaner and more efficient.

The new strategy comes ahead of two years of continuing financial challenges. It is expected that the council will have to save an estimated 7% of its budget, equivalent to a total of around £103m over 2016/17 and 2017/18. These estimated figures are likely to be subject to change in light of the local government settlement due to be announced by the Scottish Government in December 2015 and in response to emerging pressures and investment priorities.

Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

De'ils On Wheels Community Bicycle Workshop

Community Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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Legal stuff

DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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